Online Application Forms
The requirements of the job you are applying for are set out in the person specification and job description. Your ability to meet these requirements will be what we base our decisions on.
Before you complete the application form, please read the job description and person specification. The requirements are split into two categories:
- Essential criteria – these are quite literally essential to do the job. You must demonstrate how you meet these criteria to be considered for interview. If you are unsure whether you meet the essential criteria, please contact the recruiting manager (Contact details can be found within the job advert).
- Desirable criteria – in addition to essential criteria, desirable criteria help us shortlist candidates for interview. Demonstrating how you meet desirable criteria strengthens your application. If you would like further information before applying for a job, please contact the recruiting manager. Contact details can be found on the job advert.
After submitting your application, you will get an acknowledgement that your application has been received. You will even be able to save some of your application details if you wish to apply for another job in the future.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulties whilst completing your application form, please call 01492 576129 or email email@example.com where a member of the team will be happy to help.
Preparing for your interview
Preparation is key. Ensuring you are familiar with the job description and person specification will help you walk in feeling confident. Have your documents prepared.
Some pointers from us:
- Research us and the job you have applied for
- Understand your strengths and your weaknesses and how they affect the job you are applying for
- Think about your future ambitions and what this means to you and us
- Consider your work experience and examples of how you meet the essential criteria and be prepared to talk about them
- Preparation is key, ensure you are familiar with the job description person specification and have your documents prepared
- It’s important that we’re the right fit for you too. Think about any questions you might want to ask about the role or what it’s like working for Conwy
- Plan what you are going to wear
- Arrive with plenty of time
Typically, there are two or three people on the interview panel. This may feel daunting, but this allows us to keep your interview flowing whilst capturing all the wonderful things you will have to tell us. They will talk you through how the interview will work, usually asking a few questions each.
If you are unsure on the question, ask the interviewer to re-phrase or repeat. Take your time whilst answering a question, be specific and provide examples and past experiences and do not worry if you cannot answer it or if you feel you have answered poorly – it's our job to get the best out of you! It's more important to get your concentration back and focus on the next question.
When answering a question, be specific and confident. After you mentioned a strength, you should back this up with examples and past experiences.
Drop-in sessions and recruitment events
We use drop-in sessions and recruitment events for some jobs. These are designed to be informal and give you the chance to learn about the job before deciding on applying.
We will advertise these events on our website and social media.
We believe that every child and adult has a right to be safe from harm. Safeguarding is everybody's business within the Council.
We will carry out pre-employment checks on eligible staff, volunteers and others who undertake work on behalf of the Council as part of the recruitment procedures. Further information on our Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Policy can be accessed here.
Frequently asked questions
Your application form will save once you click next or summary at the bottom of each page. Please note that the application form will time out after a while, we recommend typing up your application in a Word document which will allow you to copy and paste the information over.
Yes. If you have applied online and you are selected for interview, you will be contacted by email to confirm your interview details. If you do not hear from us within three weeks, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.
In most cases, we try to inform candidates on the day of the interview, but this is not always possible. If you have not heard within five working days of your interview, please contact the recruiting manager.
Yes. Please contact the recruiting manager who will be able to assist you.
Please contact the recruitment team giving your name, the job title, and the reference number of the job that you are withdrawing from.
Yes. If you are shortlisted, we will ask you to evidence your qualifications. Please contact the awarding body of the qualification and request new certificates (copies are not acceptable).